RT Journal Article
T1 Stretching the design: extending analytical circuit design from the linear to the nonlinear domain
A1 Fernández Barciela, Mónica
A1 Peláez Pérez, Ana María
A1 Woodington, Simon
A1 Alonso Montes, José Ignacio
A1 Tasker, Paul J
K1 3307.08 Dispositivos de Microondas
K1 3307.14 Dispositivos Semiconductores
AB In the design of most electronic circuits and systems, designers use computer-aided design (CAD) tools to guide the design flow. They exploit the ability of CAD tools to perform algebraic operations to compute/ predict circuit and system performance. This is possible because, in most electronic circuits and systems, linear operation can be assumed. The behavior of microwave components, circuits, and systems can, for example, be described in terms of "behavioral" parameters, such as Z-parameters, Y-parameters, and S-parameters. Transformation from one parameter to another is achieved by simple linear algebraic operations [1]. The performance of more complex circuits can be computed via linear matrix operations using the relevant parameters, i.e., Y-parameters for parallel connections and Z-parameters for series connections. More significantly, performance predictions can also be obtained via linear algebra transformations, i.e., the maximum gain, minimum noise figure, potential instability, etc., along with design insight, i.e., gain circles, noise circles, optimum input/output match requirements, and so on [1], [2].
PB IEEE Microwave Magazine
SN 15273342
YR 2014
FD 2014-09
LK http://hdl.handle.net/11093/4383
UL http://hdl.handle.net/11093/4383
LA eng
NO IEEE Microwave Magazine, 15(6): 106-120 (2014)
NO Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación | Ref. TEC2011-29264-C03-03
DS Investigo
RD 08-ago-2024